Tactile short-term memory in sensory-deprived individuals

@article{Papagno2016TactileSM,
  title={Tactile short-term memory in sensory-deprived individuals},
  author={Costanza Papagno and Giovanna Minniti and Giulia Mattavelli and Lara Mantovan and Carlo Cecchetto},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={235},
  pages={471-480}
}
To verify whether loosing a sense or two has consequences on a spared sensory modality, namely touch, and whether these consequences depend on practice or are biologically determined, we investigated 13 deafblind participants, 16 deaf participants, 15 blind participants, and 13 matched normally sighted and hearing controls on a tactile short-term memory task, using checkerboard matrices of increasing length in which half of the squares were made up of a rough texture and half of a smooth one… CONTINUE READING